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Poster: Nick Warner Date: Oct 31, 2004 11:34am
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Multiple Track Recordings

When uploading audio recordings that have multiple tracks (i.e. an album):
Is it best practice to create a new entry for each track?
or, Should the group of audio files be placed into one entry for the album?

Also, what should be the best way to approach this?

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Poster: glenn Date: Oct 31, 2004 3:36pm
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Re: Multiple Track Recordings

If the files are from the same artist or belong together they should go in one directory and be uploaded together.
If it is not live music, (I think this includes spoken word as well as studio music?)use this link for more info.
http://www.archive.org/audio/audio-contribute.php?stage=upload_info

If it is live music, like a concert recording etc., use this link.
http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-contribute.php?stage=upload_info

The name of the directory is important, if it is not named right there could be a situation where you need to re upload the whole thing.

From the upload instructions:
"
Note: Make sure every recording you upload is contained in its own subdirectory, named with a unique identifier - you can upload entire albums or multiple songs into one directory. Do not use special characters in the directory or file names (e.g. &, +, [, ], (, ), /, \, space, tab, ~, ;, :, ...)
"
So if the tracks 'go together', like the same artist and date, or if they are different artists at the same show,or like that, they can be uploaded in one directory.